Last year, Portland Center Stage did an exceptional job illustrating the first half of John Jacob Astor’s expedition to the Oregon Coast, with one group heading overland and the other making their way by sea.
The company is back this year with Astoria Part Two, picking up where Part One ended. Missed Part One? Enjoy both productions on February 11, 15, and 17. Part Two is running through February 18, 2018.
The production is based on the novel “Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival” by Peter Stark. Last year for Part One, we suggested a trail run along the Northern Oregon Coast and the Fort to Sea Trail. This year, I’m going to suggest more than just making a day out of it and suggesting you see the play, and then go explore the Oregon Coast for yourself at the Three Capes Relay on Saturday, February 24.
The Three Capes Relay is a marathon relay – a total of 26.2 miles, which is split into five legs. You can run it solo or with up to 5 runners, starting at Cape Meares and finishing in Pacific City. Nikki just wrote a preview of it – check it out here and then join us at the starting line! I have run it twice, and will be running it again this year with a crew of good friends.
Tickets to Astoria Part Two start at just $25, and there are performances Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30p. On Saturdays and Sundays, there are matinees at 2p, and on Thursdays there are matinees at noon. And exceptionally cool, in my opinions, active duty or veteran military personnel and their immediate families get 50% off the price of regular tickets.